Pravesh Kumar Mishra
New Delhi: The BJP and Sangh strategists have decided to deny tickets to sitting MLAs having bad report in the internal survey. The party is also preparing a strategy to keep disputed persons away from election field. Besides the party will give special importance to the youths and try to attract young voters. Therefore the BJP is relying on new faces to lure voters.
According to sources party president Amit Shah has sought confidential report for all seats from various independent agencies. While deciding the ticket, the confidential report will be considered along with the reports of party state organization and Sangh.
Therefore the state leaders are already worried about their future. The party is also cautious about possibility of rebel and therefore the announcement of names of candidates will be done under a well thought plan.
According to sources more than 70 sitting MLAs could be denied tickets. However some party leaders fear rebellion by disgruntled ticket aspirants. The party would suffer big loss at the elections if some leaders rebel as the BJP is already facing anti-incumbency factor in the state after 15 years’ rule.
According to sources some ministers who have not given positive contribution in their department could be denied ticket. The party has already decided to keep elderly leaders away. Thus inactive, elderly and tainted leaders are unlikely to be fielded in the upcoming assembly polls.